Body Outlaws

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-01-01
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press

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Pick up a magazine, turn on the TV, and you'll find few women who haven't been fried, dyed, plucked, or tucked. In short, you'll see no body outlaws.
The writers in this groundbreaking anthology reveal a world where bodies come in all their many-splendored shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. In doing so, they expand the national dialogue on body image to include race, ethnicity, sexuality, and power—issues that, while often overlooked, are intimately linked to how women feel about their bodies. Body Outlaws offers stories by those who have chosen to ignore, subvert, or redefine the dominant beauty standard in order to feel at home in their bodies.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xiii
Introductionp. xix
My brown facep. 3
Klaus barbie, and other dolls i'd like to seep. 14
The butt: Its politics, its profanity, its powerp. 22
The skinny on smallp. 32
Becoming la mujerp. 38
Destination 120p. 47
Memoirs of a (sorta) ex-shaverp. 55
My jewish nosep. 62
To apu, with lovep. 68
Fishnets, feather boas and fatp. 78
The chosen peoplep. 88
Food for our soulsp. 96
Strip!p. 104
Lucy, i'm homep. 114
The art of the ponytailp. 124
Beauty secretsp. 133
Mirror, mirror on the wallp. 144
Intimate enemiesp. 152
Appraising god's propertyp. 159
Dancing toward redemptionp. 165
Conquering the fear of a fat body: The journey toward myselfp. 176
Breaking the modelp. 188
Body image: Third wave feminism's issue?p. 196
All-american girls: Jock chic, body image and sportsp. 201
Marked for life: Tattoos and the redefinition of selfp. 211
At home in my body: An asian-american athlete searches for selfp. 219
Inner visionsp. 225
Sizing myself up: Tales of a plus-size modelp. 232
Not of realityp. 241
Brand New Essays
Size queen: A gay guy on girthp. 242
To live and diet in l.a.: A vegan tour of lipo-landp. 250
Veiled intentions: Don't judge a muslim girl by her coveringp. 258
Parisian peelp. 266
Shrink rap: What i learned as an eating disorders therapistp. 279
Cro-magnon karma: one dude and his body image issuesp. 287
The elephant and the ice cream: Emotions, politics and foodp. 299
Over the knife (or why i'll never be carnie wilson)p. 309
Padding it: Why i don't need a plus-size maxi padp. 318
Body image mad libs: Uncover your fairy talep. 321
Write your own autobiography: Changing the body story in your headp. 324
Quiz: How well do you know the media?p. 325
A guide to bodylovin' organizationsp. 331
Bodylovin' bookshelfp. 337
About the contributorsp. 353
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